A Hawaiian seed and whale ivory hook pendant necklace, lei niho palaoa length of necklace 10 1/2in; pendant 1 3/8in

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Lot 4083Y
A Hawaiian seed and whale ivory hook pendant necklace, lei niho palaoa
length of necklace 10 1/2in; pendant 1 3/8in

Sold for US$ 4,575 inc. premium
A Hawaiian seed and whale ivory hook pendant necklace, lei niho palaoa
strung on indigenous olona cordage with 44 pierced indigenous seeds.

Provenance:
Kepoikai Family Collection, members of Maui ali'i
Leo Fortess Collection, Kaneohe, HI
length of necklace 10 1/2in; pendant 1 3/8in

Footnotes

  • Cf. Kaeppler, Adrienne "Artificial Curiosities", Bishop Museum Press, Honolulu, HI, 1978, p. 94, figures 140, 141, and 143 for other examples of ancient seed leis collected on Cook's third voyage, utilizing the same seeds as this current example and the same basic construction, although interspersing the seeds with shells.
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